Re: South West trains doesn't want cyclists as 'customers'...In article <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Jon Senior <jon@restlesslemon_DOT_co_DOT_uk.remove> wrote:
> I am aware of all this. I was demonstrating that the old internet myth
> is nothing but that. No ISP in their right mind would release _any_
> information about one of their users to a member of the public, but as
> an internet user you are _not_ anonymous. Just harder to locate.
I've received a S.29(3) notice, and been unable to respond because I
didn't hold the logs required. I don't believe that an ISP in the same
position would have had any more logs than I did.
> With regard to your last point, given how many people actually read the
> EULAs and similar, they could well hold far more information with your
They can only hold what you give them. Consider the case of someone who
accesses the internet using Freeserve from a PAYG phone for which they
paid cash. There is precisely no traceback possible without
triangulation and a snatch squad. For extra points, consider access to
a French ISP using a roaming British PAYG phone bought for cash.